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Mother’s Day Ideas

by Alexa Kitchen

in CustomInk News & Events


Get ready—it’s time to celebrate mom! The one day a year dedicated to showing your mom just how much you love her is right around the corner. To help make this year extra special, we’ve rounded up some great Mother’s Day ideas that are fun, won’t break the bank, and are sure to be appreciated by mom from both kids and dads alike. Check them out below!

Top Ideas for Mother’s Day – Crafts & DIY


Let’s get creative—skip the standard store bought gifts and give mom something special you made yourself this Mother’s Day.

What’s In a Name?

Get poetic this Mother’s Day and write an acrostic for mom. An acrostic is a poem in which certain letter in each line spells out a word. It’s easier than it sounds—check out our example on the t-shirt above. You can use the word “mom” or “mother,” or use your mom’s first name. You can simply write it out in a homemade card, get crafty and put it on a canvas, or use our design lab to create a one of a kind t-shirt. Some of our apparel has no minimum order quantity, and shipping is always free and fast.

I Love You Because Video

We all love and appreciate mom, but she doesn’t here it enough. So why not capture all of the things you admire about her on film? If you’re not tech savvy, don’t worry, there are plenty of apps out there to help you edit videos like a pro. It’s fun to record a special message with your siblings and dad, but is sure to be just as special if it’s just yourself. So round up the gang or get your selfie stick ready—it’s time to tell mom just how important she is to you.

Bath Bombs

Give your mom a chance to indulge in a bubble bath with an extra special treat! Make your own fizzy bath bombs for mom this Mother’s Day. Mix together 2 cups baking soda and 1 cup cream of tartar in a large bowl. Next add 1 teaspoon of food coloring—make it mom’s favorite color! In addition, give it some flavor. Add 2 teaspoons of food flavoring such as vanilla, almond, or lemon extract. Or add a few drops of your favorite essential oils. Mix everything together with your hands, breaking up any clumps that have formed. Scoop the mixture in to an ice cube tray and press it in the molds. If you want to get even more creative, use a tray that has fun shapes or order a specific bath bomb mold online for a few bucks. After letting them sit overnight, gently tap the bath bombs out of the molds. Wrap them up in pretty tissue paper or tie them in a clear bag with a bow. Have mom drop one or two in a warm bath, rest, relax, and enjoy!

Handprint Bouquet

Flowers are a go-to Mother’s Day gift, but why not make this year’s bouquet last forever? A handprint bouquet is a fun and creative gift and easy for kids (or adults) of all ages. Get a piece of paper, poster board, or canvas—a light color works bests. Paint your hand and press it on. Do this a few times in a variety of different colors. Now your blooms are complete! For a less messy version, trace your hand on colored construction paper, cut them out, and stick them on. Once your flowers are dry or secure, draw, paint, or color on the stems and leaves. Add your own flare by incorporating glitter and buttons, or a ribbon to “tie” the bouquet together. Go the next step by putting your handprint bouquet in a pretty frame. Mom will treasure these flowers for years to come!

Mommy Fuel Mug

Is mom constantly sipping on tea or coffee to keep her caffeinated throughout her busy day? Give her a new mug this Mother’s Day! There are tons of cute mom-specific mugs available to order online, or simply use them for inspiration to create your own. To customize your own cup, just buy a white ceramic mug and design away with oil-based sharpie. Once it’s dry, pop it in the oven for 30 minutes at 350°F. (Just make sure mom knows to hand wash the mug in order to preserve your unique design.) Pair her mug with her favorite herbal tea or a specialty roast coffee. What a mug-nificent idea!

Top Ideas for Mother’s Day – Experiences


Some of the best gifts don’t come wrapped in packages—so give mom a special experience she’s sure to enjoy.

Netflix Marathon

Is mom so busy that she never has time to catch up on her favorite TV shows? Give her an afternoon of Netflix binge watching. It’s a great excuse for her to spend the day in her pajamas (or a super-soft tee). You could even get her a new pair to snuggle up in. Set mom up with all of her favorite snacks—popcorn, candy, the works! Stick a bow on the remote and let her have at it. No interruptions, unless you plan on bringing mom refills!

Mom-mosa Bar

Go beyond breakfast in bed. Set up the perfect brunch for mom! Make up some omelets or your favorite egg casserole recipe. Are pancakes mom’s favorite? Whip up a batch. Or pick up some donuts or pastries from mom’s favorite bakery. Don’t forget the mom-mosas! Pour some champagne, add some juice, and top with fruit. Mom is sure to enjoy this spread—and the best part is you get to enjoy a delicious brunch, too.

Mom is SWEET

Does mom have a sweet tooth? Give her a sugar rush and spoil her with all of her favorite sweet treats—candy, cookies, and cupcakes galore. Does she have a favorite bakery? Hit it up! Is her favorite candy hard to find? Make sure you have it in stock. You can even make a special homemade cake or chocolate covered strawberries just for her. Make sure the day is just as sweet as mom.

Spa Day

Let mom spend the day getting pampered. If a day at the spa is in your price range, leave it to the professionals. Her favorite treatments will make her day relaxing and special. If you’re on a budget, you can still treat mom to a delightful spa day at home. Make your own face mask, splurge on her favorite body scrub, and indulge in some new nail polish for a fresh do-it-yourself mani and pedi. Fill up a pitcher with some refreshing cucumber water and make mom a special spa day lunch. Add a vase of fresh flowers to the space and light a couple of candles–she’s bound to feel like she’s in a day spa. What an ahhh-mazing day for mom!

Family Night

One of mom’s favorite things is quality time with her family, so why not give her just that this Mother’s Day. Start out the evening by making homemade pizzas together—it’s fun, easy, and the whole family can participate (Just make sure you do the cleaning up, not mom!). Next up, pull out the family’s favorite board games. It’s a great way to bond and have some laughs while you’re at it! Finish up the evening with mom’s favorite movie—such a stress-free, fun, and simple way to spend quality time with mom.

Looking for more Mother’s Day inspiration? Check out our mom-themed design templates! There is sure to be one to suit every mama!

About the Author - Alexa Kitchen

Alexa has worked for CustomInk for over a year, and helps contribute fun content to the blog. She’s all about finding the perfect play on words to help inspire customers to create the ideal t-shirt. If you like silly sayings and catchy slogans, check out more of her posts!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

G May 3, 2017 at 6:43 pm

I like the M.O.T.H.E.R. anagram, but I don’t know how to get the text to align and be different colors. Any suggestions?

Destiny williams May 1, 2017 at 1:41 pm

I want make a T-shirt

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